Just For The Fun Of It- Interesting Factoids

Just For The Fun Of It

Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450 F.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.

The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth Each year.

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.

Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy.

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

Found the facts interesting and thought you might too!

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The Simple Things

The Simple Things Are The Most Memorable Memories On Vacation

My daughter Kristina is on the right and her best friend Holly.

For some reason the other day a memory came to mind of a vacation I had taken with my daughter Kristina and her friend Holly. The memory is nothing big,  but a funny moment that we  remember and laugh about.

So here it is….We were driving to Florida and I had been driving all night while she and her friend slept.  They had insisted that we drive straight through.  It was about 6:00 am and I decided to pull over and just take a quick nap.  They would never know I stopped… they were sleeping.  I pulled over at a rest stop and I had just fallen asleep.  So who decides to wake up?  Her friend Holly who had the funniest look as if saying ‘What the hell are you doing?’  I know that this memory isn’t funny perhaps to you…but every time we talk about a trip we remember that for some odd reason. (It’s one of those …you had to be there moments)

Kristina and Holly have been best friends since grade school.  We have gone on many trips, and have spent the night at each others house many many times.  I have been very fortunate to have spent many great times and created many great and funny memories. Many years have past and they are grown women now….It all went so fast and will cherish the time when they were young.

My point to this is that we need to enjoy every moment and appreciate them.  It seems to me that whenever I reminisce about something…..it is always about the journey in getting there and not the destination as much.  It’s the Simple Things!

Don’t be in such a rush….. as they say take time and smell the roses.

If you have a memory to share I would love to hear it…..so would others….

Super Human By Habit

We all strive to have good habits to be a better person in all aspects of our lives.  I know I struggle every single day to change bad habits to good ones.

I like learning and reading of different methods and hope that it will inspire me.   This does!  It has changed how I view habits and hope this inspires you!  Enjoy!!

 

 

Jaden Hayes Wish To Make People Smile

Jaden Hayes at the early age of 6 lost both of his parents at a young age and was tired of everyone being sad . What he sets out to do is amazing!  Watch the video and you can’t help smile…..perhaps a tear…

 

Why Most Entrepreneurs Fail -The Decision Train

The Decision Train  -Peter Voogd

 

I watched ‘The Decision Train’ – Peter Voogd talks about why most entrepreneurs fail……….he calls it ‘The Decision Train’.  Where people make their decisions on their feelings….  This makes so much sense and has really inspired me to view things differently.

Get his 27-Time Bestselling Book “6 Months to 6 Figures”: http://6figuresbook.com/

I Hate My Job! -Is This You?

I Hate My Job! -Is This You?

I was a teacher for over 30 years…… I was burnt out!  I was sick of living paycheck to paycheck. Dealing unruly and unmotivated students. I wanted to work from home, so I decided to find a business that would withstand any economic recession AND have a product or service that people already needed.
I found it and am able to work from home.  I have learned from the best minds in the internet marketing industry. I am able to leverage the internet and have it work for 24/7…..even while I sleep.  I am learning skills that I can use with any business I decide to do.
I LOVE what I do…….if you are serious!…. YOU NEED TO CLICK NOW!

What You Should Do If Your Dog Is Choking

Here Is What You Should Do If Your Dog Is Choking

Just the other day my dog seemed to be choking.  It really scared me.  Luckily she was OK, but it had me thinking “What if she really was and I would not be able to help her.” I figured that many might not know what to do,  so here is a video on What You Should Do If Your Dog Is Choking.

 

Dog safety expert Melanie Monteiro demonstrates what you should do if your dog is choking.

Her book ‘The Safe Dog Handbook’ can be found on Amazon

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